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The electron spin I would like to know why electrons and other subatomic particles are said to have "spin," since there is no real spin involved. I understand there is a real axis to the spin (a spatial orientation) and a real momentum to the spin (Plank's constant over 2Pi. Is there also a frequency of the spin? Is there also a direction to the spin (clockwise or counterclockwise)? Or is the term "spin" strictly arbitrary, such as the term "beauty," or "bottom" as applied to other subatomic particles?
Re: How do electrons have spin?
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